With the emergence of online presentation creation and delivery technologies like Brainshark, Kineticast, Prezi, SlideRocket, (yes, I know I'm missing a ton) and of course SlideShare, PowerPoint and Keynote presentations have expanded beyond just boardrooms and classrooms. People have found many interesting and intriguing ways to utilize slide software and online presentation technologies to tell their stories.
One interesting trend has been the combination of slide software and SlideShare to create a visual resume. With the economy the way it is in the U.S. and the jobless rate at nearly 10%, job seekers need to do EVERYTHING they can to separate themselves from the other candidates. While a paper resume sits in a stack of others with similar paper type, color, and font, how can a potential employer really get to know you?
I came across a great visual resume by Saad Ahmed Shaikh, who submitted his presentation for World's Best Presentation Contest 2010. Check it out below - more after the jump.
While there are a few things he could have done to make his presentation a little better, overall he does a great job. Saad uses a great blend of original fonts, imagery, interesting graphs, originality, and even a little humor. I don't think there's any argument that a visual resume like this is far more engaging and memorable than a standard resume.
Have you created or seen a visual resume? If so, let me know in the comments.